Friends in Fellowship – PtP Prayer letter – January 2023

Dear Friends,

There are several mysteries in our faith, don’t you think?

  1. CHRISTMAS: God became man and still be God and not avail of any immunity or strength afforded to God. Jesus was born to Mary – Spirit born to flesh! Mystery…
  2. RESURRECTION: Jesus, God incarnate died! A mystery. Rose again in flesh! We do not know if Jesus was in flesh before He was born on earth. But we will see Him henceforth in ‘flesh’ that is no longer restricted by material. Mystery . . .
  3. CHRIST IN US, THE HOPE OF GLORY: Jesus not only forgives but is willing to inhabit us to give victory over sin. Being lead by the Spirit is a mystery . . .
  4. When hatred turns into love, rejection into acceptance, grabber becomes a giver, murderer a mentor, addict an achiever . . . some call it transformation and others a miracle. I prefer to see it as a mystery of God.

God beckons us to enter into His work of mystery and be in awe of Him. But some of us demand that God become a professor and offer rational answers to spiritual mysteries and then offer applause of approval.

Many children have enjoyed the mystery of Cinderella turning into a beautiful girl and a pumpkin turning into a chariot to take her to the ball. A child is captivated by the mystery and is transported into the world of beauty and wonder. It does not even occur to a child to spoil that joy with ‘silly’ questions. But adults will never be able to enjoy such stories if they look at them through rational lens.

Did Jesus not say, “Unless you become a like a child you cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven?” (Matthew 18:3; Luke 18:17). May God give us grace to become more of a child in 2023.

Yours in Christ,

Dr. Samson Gandhi

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